The correct usage for more than 2,500 commonly misused words is provided in this concise and accessible handbook that assures, insures, and ensures that anyone who wants to communicate accurately and effectively chooses the right word every time.
Arranged alphabetically in pairs (or threes when appropriate), entries are carefully cross-referenced and explained with a sentence, guaranteeing that readers find boycott, even when they look up embargo first. Two dozen accompanying cartoons humorously clarify confusing distinctions between words, making this a fun reference for all word lovers to enjoy.
"If you want to ensure you don't use the wrong word, read this book."
—Robert Hartwell Fiske, author, The Dimwit's Dictionary
“Deserves a spot on every home reference bookshelf”
Dave Dowling spent over thirty years in industry as a technical writer, editor, and instructor.
He is also the author of The Dictionary of Worthless Words, Steve Reeves- His Legacy in Films, and Images of Steve Reeves.
Dave holds an MS from the University at Albany, NY and a BA from the State University College at Potsdam, NY. He currently lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.